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Franklin County Power of Ill. v. Sierra Club

Close Date: 06/29/2009
Topic(s): Hazardous Substances and Environmental Protection
Status: closed
Citation: 546 F.3d 918
Docket: 08-1304

Description:

Environmental Law: Clean Air Act

The question presented in this case is:

Whether the Sierra Club submitted sufficient evidence to show that one of its members, Barbara McKasson, would be injured by petitioners’ construction, without a valid Clean Air Act permit, of a large, coal-fired power plant three miles from a park that McKasson regularly visits; and, if so, whether McKasson’s injury is traceable to petitioners’ conduct and could be redressed by an injunction prohibiting construction of the plant until petitioners obtain a valid permit.

Greg Beck and Brian Wolfman of Public Citizen were co-counsel for the respondent, and the Court denied cert.